23 Nov 2017Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his 2017 Autumn Budget speech yesterday, outlining a range of tax and financial measures. Mr Hammond’s speech unveiled a raft of amendments, including scrapping Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for first-time homebuyers, an increase in the personal allowance (PA) to £11,850 from April 2018 and concessions for firms affected by the business rates ‘staircase tax’. Further details regarding the announcements made by the Chancellor featured in the official press releases. Our comprehensive Budget Summary outlines the key measures, including some of the less-publicised changes that may impact upon your business or personal finances. For a detailed overview of the Autumn Budget information, please read our 2017 Autumn Budget Summary.